NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — More help is on the way to keep Nashville's music venues from closing their doors. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place, live music venues haven’t been able to open so far during the pandemic.
Metro Council previously set aside $2 million to pay for up to two months of their expenses, but they noticed every venue that needed help got it, and the fund wasn't depleted.
Thursday night, council members voted to allow venues to receive 4 months’ worth of aid, with a $100,000 cap limit, to get them through the rest of the year.
In addition, they took away one million dollars from the music venue fund and are putting it into a fund to help small and micro-businesses struggling to stay alive this year.
Council members say they still have more than 200 applications from small businesses that haven’t been approved because they ran out of money. Now with an extra million dollars in the fund, they should be able to help more of them as they rebound from the pandemic.
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